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grab

Tools a mechanical device for gripping objects, esp the hinged jaws of a mechanical excavator

grab

[grab]
(engineering)
An instrument for extricating broken boring tools from a borehole.
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In law enforcement training, the phrases used to remember the area that can be searched following the arrest of a person are often referred to as the area of "immediate control," the theoretical "wingspan" of the arrested person, or the grabbable area.
physically grabbable area near the arrestee, but generally no further.